MGA Overview

The Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of people with Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular disease by:

  • Assisting patients and their families in coping with this disease through education, medical information, and support
  • Disseminating information to persons with Myasthenia Gravis, their families, the medical community, and the general public
  • Supporting research into the cause, prevention, and cure of MG
  • Raising funds to facilitate individual services and programs, education, and research

Since 1962, MGA has been providing services and programs to the entire eastern half of Michigan including:

  • The City of Detroit and counties of: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Saginaw and part of Northern Michigan

Services include:

    • New patient “packet” of brochures and information
    • Counseling and referrals as requested
    • Support meetings in Warren and Ann Arbor
    • Financial assistance for patients with special needs
    • MGA newsletter
    • Phone network of peer support facilitated by other MG patients
    • Annual education symposium
    • Literature and DVD’s on MG, medications, treatments, etc.
    • ID necklaces, bracelets, and wallet cards
    • Information packets for school officials
    • Information about low cost prescriptions
    • Booklet for teens diagnosed with MG and a companion booklet for parents
    • Social events